Learn to Paddle, Row or Scull
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation partners with the organizations below to offer opportunities for our community to get on the water and learn rowing and paddlesports. Please reach out to them directly if you have questions or want to give their programs a try.
Rowing: Minnesota Boat Club
The Minnesota Boat Club has been promoting health and fitness through the sport of rowing since 1870. Generations of rowers have rowed on the Mississippi in downtown Saint Paul from the historic boathouse that is located on the shores of Raspberry Island underneath the Wabasha bridge. The boat club offers programs for a wide variety of competitive and recreational rowers and conducts high school and adult rowing classes. Visit their website for more information about the club or to try out rowing.
Minnesota Boat Club
Sprint Kayaking and Canoeing: Twin Cities Paddlesports
Twin Cities Paddlesports is a club for beginner to advanced youth paddlers ages 10-18 interested in competition sprint kayaking and canoeing. Beginners will gain confidence on the water and develop skills through weekly practices and fun competitions between teammates. Experienced paddlers will have the opportunity to take their love for the sport to a new level under the guidance of coaches and participate in competitions with other clubs if they choose. Visit the Twin Cities Paddlesports website for more information.
Twin Cities Paddlesports
Lake Phalen Rowing
Lake Phalen Rowing is a not-for-profit community rowing organization located in St. Paul on the calm waters of Lake Phalen. We offer adult programs for competitive and recreational rowers. Adult Learn-to-Row classes are also offered. Youth (age 13-18) can participate in team boats immediately without any prior experience. We are an inclusive community that ignites a passion for rowing by encouraging the development of rowers, and celebrating team and individual success so every rower can experience the life-long benefits of rowing. We are a proud member of USRowing and all coaches are USRowing Certified.
Lake Phalen Rowing